"Splinter Cell ultimately is more like playing a game of 20 questions against an Ubisoft level designer than playing a videogame."
That's a pretty nice comparison. Your review is quite harsh, but I welcome it. All other reviews were raving about this game, and even though I loved
the first one, Pandora Tomorrow just isn't as good.
It's far more linear, has lousy missions, a bad story, fewer action scenes etc... (small spoiler about mission 3 now:)
Take the train mission. Every critic and his grandmother loved that one, but it's as linear as Dragon's Lair for crying out loud!
Oh well, it's not a terrible game either
But it's nowhere as good as the original...
EDIT: Which, admittedly, was linear as well, but at least it was novel